3. Emphasize balance and biomechanics. I find a lot of balance in doing other less cardio-driven workouts that help me with body control and alignment. Learning where your body is tight, inflexible or less responsive is powerful. Yoga and gym work are exceptional training tools that give you strength, balance and personal body awareness that you just won’t find swimming, biking and running. There’s nothing more powerful than feeling like you have control over your body!
Chris “Macca” McCormack has more than 200 race wins to his credit and is widely considered one of the best athletes the sport has ever seen. He’s currently living and training in his native Australia, gunning for an Olympic berth in the 2012 Games.